THE STATISTICS

                   LIFE EXPECTANCY IS AGE 38 

 FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE ALCOHOL DEPENDENT

THE CYCLE

Losing people too young to alcohol dependency affects the whole community.  Children are traumatized by losing parents, and other loved ones.  Adults are traumatized by losing family members and friends.

 

Trauma, depression, and grief put everyone in the community at risk to use alcohol to numb negative feelings- which then puts them at risk to become dependent on alcohol, which keeps the cycle going.  

 

Learning to address negative feelings keeps people healthier, and living longer.  Showing the next generation how to deal with powerful negative emotions will give them a brighter future.  

THE HARD TRUTH

#1 CAUSE OF DEATH FOR PEOPLE

UNDER AGE 40 IS "ALCOHOL RELATED"

#2 CAUSES OF DEATH FOR PEOPLE UNDER AGE 40 IS "UNNATURAL" 

#3 CAUSES OF DEATH FOR PEOPLE UNDER AGE 40 IS "COMBINED DRUGS"

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT ALCOHOL??

 

How much alcohol is safe to drink?

 

Do I drink more or less than other people?

             

When do I know my drinking is a problem?

http://www.alcoholscreening.org/Home.aspx

Raj Mehta discusses his experience with addiction and how it is a disease with 

   physical 

mental

social

financial

and spiritual symptoms.

What do you think the video means, "the opposite of addiction isn't sobriety, it's connection?"  

How can people reconnect with their loved ones?  

 

How can people make new healthy connections with people?

SHOW, DON'T TELL

During recovery, it is tempting to make big promises to the people you love.  Promise to never drink again, promise to never lose your temper again, promise to be there... Broken promises hurt relationships.


 

Show people what you are about, don't tell people.  Show your family and children that you are focused on the future. Show up on time.  Keep in touch.  Smile when you greet them.  Giving your time and your attention to your loved ones every day will heal your relationships and create healthy connections that fight addition.